I like food. I like to organize things into separate compartments. And who doesn’t love trendy Americanized renditions of Japanese culture?! So guess what…I got a bento box.
I had seen some images on the web over the years from other food bloggers featuring these cute little “bento” containers with neatly-packed and beautifully displayed meals. Being interested in both food and the presentation of it, I was intrigued, so I decided to figure out what the hype was about. I noticed several of the meals included many Japanese-inspired foods. Doing a bit of research then lead me to learn about the practice’s Japanese roots.
I thought it was a lovely idea, as my Type A personality makes compartmentalization very appealing, whether it be food, office supplies, or anything else that is able to be organized. I also greatly appreciate the beauty of an artfully-presented meal, and enjoy taking the time to do so myself.
In addition to the bento box, I purchased an insulated tote bag and water bottle. The tote bag includes a front pocket that can accommodate any additional food or other items that don’t fit into the box.
I am greatly looking forward to incorporating these items into my meal preparations, so stay tuned to see what I do to make use of them…